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Jackie Christie had quite a season on Basketball Wives LA. The show left viewers wondering if she was just putting on an act for TV, or if she was giving us the real Jackie Christie. In an exclusive interview with BossChicks.com, Jackie talks upcoming projects, being married to her best friend, and of course, Basketball Wives.
There seems to be a lot of misconceptions of who you are. Tell me... who are you? Who is Jackie Christie?
I’m a wife, a mother, a daughter; I’m a loyal friend, and sister. I’m a designer, author, and activist. I love the people in my life and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for anybody who needed my help. That’s the type of person I am and I will always be that way.
Now I know you currently have your hands in a lot of different projects, can you tell us some of the things you’ve been working on?
My husband and I are currently working on 3 TV shows, titled Cali Boys, After the Game, and Cali Girls. I’m writing my 6th book. We have a feature film that’s in the works. I also have a Talk Show where we talk about real issues. We have Jean Rah Fiyah, our record label where we have some of the hottest acts. I’m also a fashion designer, I love fashion and all things associated with fashion. I’ve been designing for over 14 years. We also have Infinite Love Publishing. My husband is my partner and everything we work on we do as a team.
With everything that you have going on how do you do it all? How do you keep everything balanced?
I was brought up in the Military my father served so we were always on a schedule. This made me more responsible. I do everything in increments; whether it’s 10 or 20 days, I make a priority list and every day I make sure to knock at least one thing off of that list.
Watching Basketball Wives it would lead you to the theory that all NBA players cheat. But you and your husband have made it work. How does that make you feel?
It makes me feel extremely blessed. I’m not saying our relationship is perfect. Of course we’ve had our ups and downs, but those hard times have only made us stronger. I’m thankful I have a husband that respects me, not only me but women in general. Of course, he’s had women approach him but he respected me enough to say to them “hey you don’t want to do this. I have too much respect for you, and my wife to ever cross that line.” I’m married to my best friend, we’ve been married for 16 years and we get re-married every year to celebrate our marriage. So you know I have to ask. How do you feel about the petition against Basketball Wives Miami?
Honestly I’ve been too wrapped up in my own projects to watch this season of Miami. But I will say I think VH1 is doing a good job of portraying the wives. Of course, they cut and edit things but they are only editing things that we do. I can say I’m very pleased with how I was portrayed on the show.
What are you feelings on Basketball Wives LA Season 2?
I’m actually excited! I’m a little apprehensive but excited. I know that some of the girls might come back and have a few bones to pick and that’s fine. I believe that we are all grown women and should be able to admit to things that we have said. The he say, she say I don’t deal with it. If you’re grown say I said it, because I’m going to put it all on the table.
I read recently that they’re turning BBW’s into a movie. What do you think about that?
I’m excited about that. Shaunie and Traci are both friends of mine and I look forward to the movie. Hopefully, they'll use some of the cast members from both shows in the movie. I’m unsure how it’s going to play out but I wish them the best of luck.
Jackie Christie, is considered a quadruple threat! Actress , Star of VH1’ s Mega hit Basketball Wives L.A., a sought after fashion designer, model, producer, public speaker, and Best Selling Author! She is a force to be reckoned with! To purchase her books and more visit JackieChristie.com!
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